NHBZ welcomes Rabbi Chaim Eisen for Synaplex Shabbat

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion will welcome scholar Rabbi Chaim Eisen for a weekend of events on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11.

Eisen, the Dean at Yeshivath Sharashim and a lecturer at the Orthodox Union in Jerusalem, will speak at several events.  

During a Friday night oneg, Eisen will discuss, “Who Needs Jewish Philosophy Altogether?”

On Saturday, Nov. 11, Eisen will be one of the featured speakers at NHBZ’s Synaplex Shabbat event. Regular services begin at 8:30 a.m. in NHBZ’s main sanctuary. A Tefillah/Prayer Learners Service led by Rabbi Yosef David of Aish HaTorah begins at 9:15 a.m. in the chapel. Rabbi Ze’ev Smason’s weekly Starting Points discussion at 10 a.m. will look at “Trust and Love: Which is More Important?” Tot Shabbat (for kids 1-6) with a special “Shabbat in the Jungle” theme, and Junior Congregation (for kids 7-11) also both start at 10 a.m. Babysitting is provided for younger children. 

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At 11:15 a.m., guests will have the choice of two talks: 

• Eisen will discuss, “Why I Expect to See My Gentile Friends in the World to Come.”

• Jon McGinnis, Chair of the Department of Philosophy at  UMSL will discuss “A Rabbi, a Priest and an Imam: A History of Interfaith Exchange in the Islamic World and the 10 Commandments of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue.”

The talks will be followed at 12:15 p.m. with a Kiddush lunch.

At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Eisen discusses “The Three Who Tasted the World to Come While in this World.” At 4:20 p.m., Mincha will be followed by Shalosh Seudos (Third Meal) and a talk on “A Roadmap to the Most Elusive Goal in This World.”

The events are free and open to the public. No RSVPs are required. For more information, call Jeff at 314-991-2100, ext. 2.